This Scholarship is for Graduate Study in any subject at either Masters or Doctoral level at the University of London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and will be for up to two years (with a possibility of a third year for doctoral studies). If awarded a LSHTM Marshall Scholarship candidates would be expected to study at the University LSHTM.

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The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is a world-leading centre for research and postgraduate education in public and global health. Our mission is to improve health and health equity in the UK and worldwide; working in partnership to achieve excellence in public and global health research, education and translation of knowledge into policy and practice.

We have a diverse and truly global community dedicated to quality cross-disciplinary research. Our outstanding, diverse and committed staff make an impact where it is most needed - deploying research in real time in response to crises, developing innovative programmes for major health threats, or training the next generations of public and global health leaders and researchers.

Our alumni community is diverse, with more than 20,000 alumni in over 180 countries and provide alumni with a lifelong link to LSHTM and each other. Some of our notable alumni include Tedros Adhanom - Director General of the WHO; David Heymann; Bobbi Pritt and David Nabarro to name a few.

Fast Facts 


We deliver research-led educational programmes to future health leaders, managers and researchers across the world. We offer 18 one-year public health focused master’s degrees in London and five by distance learning. You can tailor programmes individually to your personal learning needs and career goals through a choice of specialised elective modules throughout your degree. Our programmes are stimulating, with a truly global outlook. Dedicated, experienced staff, who are often active researchers themselves, carry out the teaching programmes, both face-to-face and online.

Rankings and Awards

LSHTM consistently ranks highly in various global university league tables, and has a strong academic and media presence worldwide.
• #3 in the world for Public Health - ShanghaiRanking 2018
• #6 in the world in the fields of social sciences and public health - US News Best Global Universities Ranking 2018
• #21 in the world for medicine - 2018 QS World University Rankings
• Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education in 2017 in recognition of our response to the 2014/15 Ebola epidemic in West Africa
• #25 in the world for medicine - 2017 QS World University Rankings
• #1 in Europe for research impact in sciences, based on proportion of publications that belong to top 1% most frequently cited publications - 2018 CWT Leiden Ranking.
• #1 University of the Year 2016/17 - Times Higher Education awards
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LSHTM and the USA

We have had a special relationship with the USA since its earliest beginnings; our main building was funded in the 1920s by the Rockefeller Foundation and one of our largest research funder is the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. We were also the first to be awarded the prestigious Gates Award for Global Health outside the USA in 2009, and also the first time the foundation honoured an organisation rather than a person.
Around 15% of our students come from the USA and most can be found today in senior positions in public health, including serving to protect the health of the American public at the Centers for Disease Control and the National Institutes of Health; working as research scientists at major pharmaceutical and biotech companies; heading non-profit health and policy organisations; and teaching the next generation of health leaders at universities in the US and around the world. A number of our US students also work in international organisations such as the World Health Organization, the Global Fund, Save the Children and Doctors Without Borders. They all believe in our mission to improve health worldwide.

LIfe in 

LSHTM is located in Bloomsbury, an area in the heart of London known for its rich academic, literary and medical history. LSHTM is close to partner institutions of the University of London, the Wellcome Trust and the Francis Crick Institute, and is only a few minutes away from the shops, restaurants and entertainment of the West End. There are more international students in London than in any other city in the world, so your experience here will be unrivalled in opportunities for creating lifelong memories with new friends. London was named the world's Best Student City2018 by QS Top Universities.
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